Networks and Partners

In order to promote scientific innovations, to seek dialogue and ideas outside the institute, strong co-operation for the ITWM plays an important role. A broad network and innovative partners are therefore very important to us. Here is a selection:

Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau RPTU

On the local level, the RPTU is a close partner. Especially with the Department of Mathematics numerous connections in regards to content and personnel exist.

Further Information on the Department of Mathematics


High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation

The intense exchange of the two Fraunhofer institutes in Kaiserslautern with the two universities and the good cooperation with the economy has been institutionalized in a performance center since January 2016. Its term »simulation and software-based innovation« documents the scientific strengths that Kaiserslautern has developed over the past two decades.

The high reputation of the simulation and software competences in the economy can be seen in the list of participating industrial partners. These include, among others, BASF, Daimler AG, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, Liebherr, Procter & Gamble, Robert Bosch GmbH, Schmitz Cargobull AG and Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH.

Further Information on the High Performance Center Simulation and Software-based Innovation


Felix-Klein-Center for Mathematics

The Felix Klein Center for Mathematics represents the institutional link between teaching and research in the Department of Mathematics and the practical orientation of the Fraunhofer ITWM and focuses on the promotion of young talents. This does not only start with scholarships for first-year students, but rather with special practical teaching units in schools.

Further Information on the Felix-Klein-Center for Mathematics


Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics

One of the most important international partners of Fraunhofer ITWM is Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Center for Industrial Mathematics (FCC), founded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Chalmers University in Göteborg in 2001. Its mission is very similar to that of Fraunhofer ITWM and the center works most closely with our Mathematical Methods in Dynamics and Durability department as well as the Optimization and System Analysis, Prognosis and Control departments.

Further Information on the FCC


Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Digital Engineering for Commercial Vehicles

Under the leadership of the two institutes ITWM and IESE Fraunhofer's innovation cluster commercial vehicle technology DNT, focuses on state-of-the-art research in the commercial vehicle sector. Participating companies are, a. Daimler AG, John Deere, Robert Bosch GmbH, Schmitz Cargobull, Volvo Construction Equipment Europe GmbH.

Further Information on the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Digital Commercial Vehicle Technology



The Fraunhofer ITWM is involved in the software cluster, Europe's most powerful network of companies, training and research facilities in the field of software development.

The main research focus in the software cluster is the simulation, optimization and decision support of corporate structures and processes based on rigorous mathematical models and algorithms.

Further Information on the Software-Cluster


Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (CM)²

The Research Center (CM) ² was established within the research initiative of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The aim is to demonstrate, by means of selected application areas, that mathematics in conjunction with computer science is nowadays a technology which is indispensable for engineers and scientists and will push ahead with developments in the relevant fields.

Further Information on the Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling


Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern

The ITWM is a member of the Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern, the union of the TU with well-respected research facilities at the technology center Kaiserslautern, providing students, scientists and cooperation partners from economy, administration and industry with a cross-disciplinary network.

Further Information on the Science and Innovation Alliance



We are a member of the association mathematical and scientifc Excellence-Centers in schools. This association wants to fascinate and encourage students for the subjects Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Technology (in German Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Technik, therefore MINT).

Further Information on MINT-EC


ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz e.V.

We support the ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz (FutureRegion West Palatinate) Association in their aim of improving the future sustainability of the region. Together with more than 270 members from business, academia, politics and civil society we combine the strengths already present in the region and implement projects together.

Further Information on Zukunftsregion Westpfalz



We support »KOMMS« (Competence Center for Mathematical Modelling in STEM projects in Schools), a scientific institution of the faculty »Mathematics« of the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), in order to connect the areas of school projects, teacher training/certification, teacher education and research and to direct this offer to schools and universities nationwide..

Further Information on KOMMS



The European Machine Vision Association EMVA is a non-for-profit and non-commercial association representing the Machine Vision industry in Europe. The association has been founded in 2003 in Barcelona by industry representatives from all over Europe as a network to promote the development and use of machine vision technology. Our departments »Image Processing« and »Materials Characterization and Testing« support EMVA as members since January 2018.

Further Information on EMVA


Kompetenznetz Verfahrenstechnik pro3

The Kompetenznetz Verfahrenstechnik Pro3 is a network to connect industry partners with research and teaching institutes in the fields of process engineering, bioengineering and chemical engineering. The main goal is to strengthen and establish process engineering in Germany by jointly developing new solutions for the product and process design as well as the fast implementation of research results from industrial applications.

Further Information on Verfahrenstechnik pro3